Know more about the Painter of the Queens
By Kinjal Trivedi
Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988) was an Italian portraitist and a fresco painter influenced by the Italian Renaissance.
He was nicknamed by the press of his time as “the painter of queens”. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from 1956 is very famous. Although he is remembered for his portraits of famous people, he also portrayed “less well-off and famous people” in which he was able to faithfully represent not only the outward appearance but also the inner one.
Expressing the innermost feeling through a sketch is not only difficult, but the artist has to make sure the right facial expressions and hand gestures are giving the right information about the person’s identity.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote a touching poem that is “Dedicated to women”
“Always keep in mind that the skin wrinkles,
hair turns white,
days turn into years.
But what is important does not change;
your strength and conviction have no age.
Your spirit is the glue of any spider web.
Behind each finish line there is a starting line.
Behind every success there is another disappointment.
As long as you are alive, feel alive.
If you miss what you did, go back to doing it.
Don’t live on yellowed photos …
insist even if everyone expects him to quit.
Do not let the iron in you rust.
Make sure that instead of compassion, they bring you respect.
When due to the years
you will not be able to run, walk fast.
When you can not walk fast, walk.
When you can’t walk, use the cane.
But never hold back! “
So beautiful, no?